Statement

Scott Baxter trained as a visual artist in the Intermedia Art programme at Edinburgh College of Art. His interdisciplinary practice includes auto-fictional prose, filmmaking, spoken-word performance, drawing and installation.

Scott’s work explores themes of virtual identity, performativity and sexuality, specifically in relation to the narrative forms of queer stories: how they are told, their myths, anecdotes and contexts. His research utilises his own personal experiences, material obtained from informal interviews with queer participants and interactions with social media websites. Final works combine a diversity of research that blends facts with fiction to create new queer narratives.

Since graduating, Scott has received a number of awards and has been selected for exhibition across the UK including RSA: New Contemporaries: 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, New Scottish Artists at DRAF / Fleming Collection, London, 2016 and Satellite @ Summerhall, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, 2018.

Prior to his current career as an artist, Scott studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and practiced as an architect in Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and Ireland.